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jmon77

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Location : Johnson City, Tennessee
Registration date : 2013-06-30

Wheel size on front question

Post by jmon77 on Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:19 am

I was wondering. Can anyone tell me if 15x7 wheels will fit in the front of a 1965? Thanks.
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Digz

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Location : United States Six Lakes MI
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Re: Wheel size on front question

Post by Digz on Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:57 am

If they don't have a deep dish offset they are ok. Just watch the OD of the tire. Mine are 26 inches tall but I'm sure you can be a little more than that.
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pan58head

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Re: Wheel size on front question

Post by pan58head on Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:22 pm

Yeah I have 15x8 with 235 60 15 on the front but I trimmed the fronts a little
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Russell

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Location : Chula Vista, Ca.
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Re: Wheel size on front question

Post by Russell on Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:51 am

I have 15x7's on mine with 225/60 15's on the front of mine with 2 leafs taken out of the springs with no rubbing.
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jmon77

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Location : Johnson City, Tennessee
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Re: Wheel size on front question

Post by jmon77 on Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:18 pm

Awesome. Thanks guys.
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AzDon

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Location : Lake Havasu Az
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Registration date : 2014-01-20

Re: Wheel size on front question

Post by AzDon on Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:45 pm

I'm curious because I'm considering removing front leaves.......Does the van handle and track okay? How about braking? How many leaves are left after removing two? Which two did you remove? That van looks awesome!
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VANagain

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Location : San Diego, CA
Age : 55
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Re: Wheel size on front question

Post by VANagain on Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:15 pm

I plan to remove some leaves from the front of mine too. For some reason, after I took apart my leaf springs, sandblasted and painted them, the van is sitting up too high. I am going to try removing the tiny one on the bottom, and one more to see if that gets it to at least a normal height. Not sure which one though. Not the long ones, so maybe the third one. Smallest, skip one, then the next one.

I've heard that Sportvans come with one more leaf than the panel vans. Here's a picture of mine:



That first rectangular thing is a shim for setting the caster angle. Then there's that short, tapered leaf. Yeah, the third leaf would be good to remove because it doesn't have brackets.

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Russell

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Location : Chula Vista, Ca.
Age : 57
Registration date : 2015-12-08

Re: Wheel size on front question

Post by Russell on Mon May 02, 2016 9:08 am



A couple of pix with the leafs removed, it looks like the 3rd one and the bottom small one.
The Van had some removed when I got it so I mixed and matched what I had and some I got from Vanagain.
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Twinpilot001

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Location : spokane ,Wa.
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Re: Wheel size on front question

Post by Twinpilot001 on Mon May 02, 2016 9:20 am

I even have 8 " wide wheels on mine-no mods!!

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